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    this whole SNAFU and incompetence could of been avoided if DK allowed IF bets
    in the tournament. also imagine the scenario that the pats/chargers game went
    into OT. then no one could of bet the late game unless they still had funds.
    draftkings has NEVER been a real bookmaker and as a result the idea of IF bets
    either never occurred to them or wasn't incorporated into the tourney software.
    it might have even been illegal and not approved in the state. damn shame as
    that option would of avoided all of the negative publicity and the upcoming
    litigation. anyone who is considered their tournament director, gambling
    consultant, or head linemaker should be reprimanded and made to
    attend FISHHEAD's sports betting/bookmaking 101 class. this is really
    basic shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by niltes View Post
    this whole SNAFU and incompetence could of been avoided if DK allowed IF bets
    in the tournament. also imagine the scenario that the pats/chargers game went
    into OT. then no one could of bet the late game unless they still had funds.
    draftkings has NEVER been a real bookmaker and as a result the idea of IF bets
    either never occurred to them or wasn't incorporated into the tourney software.
    it might have even been illegal and not approved in the state. damn shame as
    that option would of avoided all of the negative publicity and the upcoming
    litigation. anyone who is considered their tournament director, gambling
    consultant, or head linemaker should be reprimanded and made to
    attend FISHHEAD's sports betting/bookmaking 101 class. this is really
    basic shit.
    I think the solution is to let people bet after the late game starts, halftimes, live betting. That way if the game goes into OT they will still have that opportunity.

    The problem with if bets is a big part of the tournament from a game theory standpoint is continually assessing your place in it and trying to find ways to leverage your bankroll. You won't have the information from the early game results when making "if" bets to do that.
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    What's crazy is if Lutz makes that kick and assuming Philly doesn't score, he still wins.
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